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Step by Step: What to Do If You Think You Have COVID-19
From what to do if you start having symptoms, the differences between COVID-19 tests, what to do if you test positive, to when you can re-enter society safely, this is your complete guide to care.
Best Practices For Face Masks For Your Children
Here are the mask-wearing best practices you need to know, from best types of masks, to how often they need to be washed.
10 Things Everyone Should Know About Mammograms
Jefferson radiologists discuss breast cancer risk factors, how to prepare for routine screening, and debunk common misconceptions, including how COVID-19 vaccines could affect results.
How to Find Relief from Fall Allergies
Seasonal allergies are never fun to deal with—here’s how to avoid sneezing up a storm and nip those symptoms in the bud.
Here Are the Foods to Eat and Avoid to Find Relief from Inflammation and Pain
The saying goes "you are what you eat." Here, registered dietitians advise on how food impacts short- and long-term chronic inflammation and how it can help you find relief.
Understanding Why Women Are at a Greater Risk for Celiac Disease
Gastroenterologists explain the prevalence of celiac disease, health risks, warning signs and treatment options.
How to Recognize the Signs of Heatstroke in Older Adults
The long-term side effects of heatstroke for adults 65 and older can be devastating, including impaired mental status and kidney malfunction.
Here’s What You Can Expect for COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots This Fall
Dr. Bruce Meyer, president of Jefferson Health, provides the latest on booster shot recommendations and updates on vaccines for children under 12.
How to Prevent Lyme Disease and Protect Yourself From Tick Bites
When left untreated, Lyme disease can lead to long-term side effects like chronic weakness and even facial paralysis.
Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease: What You Need to Know
Here, a neurologist discusses the landscape of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, available treatments, genetic dementia and ways you can help strengthen your cognitive function.
Yes, Meditating Can Reverse Cognitive Decline and Reshape the Brain. Here’s How
If you’ve been thinking of adopting a meditation practice, let this interview be your sign to start and perhaps give Kirtan Kriya meditation a try.